Thursday, August 17, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 PAT OSBURN

Here’s a 1975 “not so missing” card for former pitcher Pat Osburn, who put in a total of twelve games over two seasons in his Major League career:


Osburn appeared in six games for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1974 season, not factoring in a decision and posting an earned run average of 8.00 over nine innings.
He’d make it back to the big leagues the following seasons, this time with the Milwaukee Brewers, again appearing in sex games, going 0-1 with a 5.40 E.R.A., with a strikeout and nine walks over 11.2 innings of work.
After a nice 1976 season in the minor leagues for the Kansas City Royals, which saw him go 7-4 with a 2.32 E.R.A., he would be out of baseball for good, finishing with an MLB record of 0-1 with a 6.54 E.R.A. Over 12 appearances and 20.2 innings.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! Never heard of this guy! Oh, and what kind of games did he appear in with the Brewers in '76? ;-)

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    1. I mean with the Brewers in '75...

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    2. Ha! Hey! Those '70's were a wild time in Milwaukee! Bunch'a sexy times I tell ya! The beer was flown', and don't get me started with that Laverne! ;)

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  2. I got him mistaken with pitcher Dan "Ozzie" Osborn, who had a card for the White Sox in '76 and also came out of the Reds organization. Pat Osburn was a two time first round choice in the amateur draft, 1969 (Pilots) and 1970 (Reds).

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  3. "appearing in sex games"? whoops.

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  4. Guess the autocorrect missed that one! 😜😊

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  5. Looks like Pat has done well for himself after his baseball playing days ended. He's president of an insurance and investment services company. Always good to see stories like this.

    http://www.boydinsurance.com/profile/l_pat_osburn_aai.aspx

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